English: reflexive, antipassive
Bundjalung: -li, -le
Part of Speech: suffix
Related Words:
With same English translation:  
Comment: Basically a reflexive-reciprocal suffix in Wa; also 'antipassive', i.e. the subject of a transitive verb with this suffix is not marked for ergative case (Wa, Gd); vowel /i/ changes to /e/ before an aspect suffix with vowel length (-hla, etc.); a variant -ri attested by Livingstone; see Grammar Notes.
Gold Coast Tweed: Y:Sha:Culhm; Y:Holm
South West: Wa:Crowl ;
Example:

Bundjalung : Burbalehn diranggir. (from Y:Hol)

English: '(They) hid themselves in a (hollow) log.??

Example:

Bundjalung : Mahny dubay bamalehn banyargandu. (from W)

English: 'The women rubbed each other with fat.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Buhwilehn nyula nyabaydja munah. (from W)

English: 'He pulled himself out of the water.'


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